I'm also in a quandary. My lease is up at the end of April. My job is uncertain and won't know something until the end of April during budget hearings. Do I sign a year lease which is $25 more a month than what I'm paying now with hopes my job is secure, sign a 7 month lease which is $100 more than what I'm paying with hopes the job is secure and I'll find a place to buy, or not renew and give myself 30 days to buy and move into a house with hopes of I still have a job? There are decent homes for $40,000 to $50,000 around here.
I spoke to the leasing office and July 1 a new Florida law went into effect giving renters an out clause which I had one in Tallahassee but not here. That makes me breathe a little easier. They also said they'd work with me due to "these different times."
Anyway, you'll be happy to know I did not disappoint the American economy today, this is how I stimulated it:
- Lunch @ Subway (no tip)
- Pair of Shoes (used a $10 off coupon)
- Veggie Farm Share